POLICE at Munda in Western Province have arrested two men aged 43 and 38 alleged to have committed sexual offences at Rendova Island, on separate dates, 05 & 06 April 2018.
It is alleged between the months of November 2017 to April 2018, the 43-year-old accused had sexually abused her 17-year-old daughter and on 31 March 2018, the other accused, of 38-year-old, had sexually abused her 13 year old niece. Both alleged incidents happen on two different villages at Rendova Island.
Munda Police Officer Commanding Station (OCS), Sergeant Rachel Lilo says, “I am pleased with the support provided to my officers by members of the community including their crime prevention committee (CPC) at Rendova Island which resulted to the successful arrests of the two accused.”
“This is encouraging to see members in our communities are coming forward to police and report these alleged hidden family related sexual offences,” says OCS Lilo.
Sergeant Lilo says, “I condemn these two alleged sexual reports against the two young females, which the acts must not be tolerated in our communities.”
She adds: “Polis blo iu-your police, is there to investigate any alleged crime and is willing to work together with you to foster a crime free environment for our children’s future. We must all work together to say no to violence against our young girls, especially of alleged sexual nature.”
Both men have been taken to Gizo Magistrate Court on charges of rape and incest and ordered for their remand in custody.
Nearby communities of Munda Police Station can contact phone number 62114 to report any crime.